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Wed Nov 15, 2017, 05:07 AM

Groping and the Paradise Papers are both about men grabbing whatever they want

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Holding abusers to account is in no way a distraction from the democratic crisis. Crucially, the way that powerful men treat women around them is a strong predictor of the way theyíll behave towards the citizens whose interests they are supposed to represent.


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Hereís the point. The way a great many political operatives have treated women is very much akin to how they treat the citizens whose interests they are meant to represent. Itís not about giving the people what they want, or even what they need. Itís about what they can get away with. Itís about bullying, cheating and exploiting any loophole they can find until they get what they want.

The common thread here is entitlement: powerful men who believe they are entitled to grab whatever they want, whether itís cash, power or the conjugal attentions of the person sitting next to them, and to use as much force as they like as long as they donít get caught. That does not meet the dictionary definition of democracy or, come to think of it, of human decency.


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Wed Nov 15, 2017, 05:16 AM

1. Absolutely

They believe themselves to be modern feudal lords, they get what they want and laws only apply to the surfs, who are everyone else.

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Wed Nov 15, 2017, 09:12 AM

2. Power, money, sex. They will do anything to get what they want. nt

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